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e-Agriculture is a global community of practice that facilitates dialogue, information exchange and sharing of ideas related to the use of information and communication technologies (ICTs) for sustainable agriculture and rural development.

The mission of e-Agriculture is to facilitate the discussion on the adoption and use of ICTs and digital innovations in agriculture, forestry, fisheries, natural resource management and rural development.

e-Agriculture was born out of Action Line C7 ICT Applications: e-agriculture from the World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS). The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO of the UN) was assigned as facilitator of this action line and also took up the role of the facilitation of the e-Agriculture Community of Practice

News and e-Agriculture

  • Smart Agriculture Competition entered preliminary round

    September 16, 2021, Beijing – Hundreds of aspiring agricultural scientists and practitioners around the world have applied to join the Smart Agriculture Competition, with about 100 making the initial cut as the annual contest moves into the preliminary round. The panel is composed of leading experts and growers with diverse backgrounds including horticulture, crop modeling, algorithm design and policymaking. The teams will be evaluated on the creativity, applicability, and sustainability of their proposed approaches as well as their commercialization plans. "The Competition is an example of a...
  • The Global AgriInno Challenge 2021

    The Global AgriInno Challenge 2021 Connecting Youth-led Innovation to the Agri-food Sector Duration of the Call: 10 September – 10 October 2021 Global AgriInno Challenge 2021 kicks off! Global AgriInno Challenge 2021 aims to harness innovation, entrepreneurship and digital technologies to address challenges related to the transformation from rural villages into ‘Digital Villages ’ that contribute to the Four Betters : better production, better nutrition, a better environment and a better life, while leaving no one behind. Join us now, and you’ll have the chance to share information and...
  • Smart Agriculture Competition 2021 calls for international participants

    09/08/2021 China. The Smart Agriculture Competition 2021 was launched today to facilitate agricultural modernization. The competition is led by the Chinese e-commerce company Pinduoduo, China Agricultural University and Zhejiang University and held under the technical guidance of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations and Wageningen University & Research. The competition this year will apply nutrition science, precision farming and other interdisciplinary expertise to cultivate tomatoes. The winners will be judged on the yield and nutritional value of the...